Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference

- in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

JW Marriott Hotel New Orleans
614 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Join program co-chairs Hon. Stacey Jernigan, Hon. Neil Olack, and Hon. Robert Summerhays and a stellar faculty of judges and practitioners for the Fifth Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference in New Orleans this February!

The conference will be held at the JW Marriott, beginning the evening of February 5th and concluding around noon on February 7th.

More information coming soon!

Schedule and Faculty

Wednesday, February 5

5:30-7:00 pm


Reception (and Early Registration) at the Hotel (JW Marriott New Orleans)

Thursday, February 6

8:00 am


Registration

8:15 am


State By State Breakfasts, with a moderated discussion as part of each breakfast (30 minutes of CLE)

  • Louisiana: Judge Robert Summerhays, Lucy G. Sikes, and Brooke Altazan
  • Mississippi: Judge Neil P. Olack, Rosamond Posey, and Tylvester Goss
  • Texas: Judge Stacey G. Jernigan, Demetra Liggins, and Jason Binford

9:30 am


Welcoming Remarks

  • Judge Stacey G. Jernigan, Judge Neil P. Olack, and Judge Robert Summerhays

9:45 am


Plenary Session – Ethics - Professional Fees & Benefit To The Estate

  • Michael P. Richman, Judge Jason D. Woodard, and Bill Greendyke

10:45


Break (and move into Breakout Sessions)

11:00 am


First Breakout Sessions

  • Challenging Issues In Healthcare Bankruptcies
    Thomas R. Califano, Karen G. Nicolaou, Chris Maddux, and Paul Rundell

  • No Money Down Chapter 13 Plans – A Benefit Or Detriment To Debtors?
    Moderator: Judge John Kolwe
    Panelists: Bradley L. Drell, Professor Pamela Foohey, and Professor Deborah Thorne

12:00 pm


Hosted Lunch

Announcement of the recipients of the Michelle Mendez Award

Luncheon Presentation: The Future Of The Legal Profession

  • Judy Perry Martinez, President, American Bar Association

1:30 pm


Break (and move into Breakout Sessions)

1:45 pm


Second Breakout Sessions

  • Controversial Chapter 11 Plan Provisions
    Paul E. Heath, Ronit Berkovich, and Deborah Perry

  • Seniors In Bankruptcy
    Judge Katharine M. Samson, Dwayne Murray, Professor Deborah Thorne, and Professor Pamela Foohey

3:15 pm


Break (to move back to Plenary)

3:30 pm


Plenary Session – The Latest Developments On Arbitration In Bankruptcy

  • Moderator: Judge Ronald B. King
  • Panelists: Judge Eduardo V. Rodriguez and Vickie L. Driver

4:15 pm


Break

4:30 pm


Plenary Session – Supreme Court Update

  • Professor John M. Czarnetzky, Judge Marvin Isgur, and Cherie Nobles

5:30 pm


Recess

5:30 – 6:30 pm


Reception at the Hotel – Drinks & small bites

7:30 – 9:30 pm


Optional party at Pat O’s On The River – Drinks & heavy hors d'oeuvres (Bring your umbrellas in case it rains on the walk!)

Friday, February 7

8:30 am


Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 am


Plenary Session – Introducing The New Judges

  • Judge Meredith S. Grabill, Judge John S. Hodge, Judge Christopher M. Lopez, Judge Selene D. Maddox, Judge Edward L. Morris, and Judge Stephen D. Wheelis

10:00 am


Break (and move into breakout sessions)

10:05 am


Third Breakout Sessions

  • What’s Wrong With Chapter 11?
    Professor Charles J. Tabb, R. Patrick Vance, and Shari L. Heyen

  • Applying Objective Reasonableness: The Many Questions That Remain After Taggart v. Lorenzen
    Louis Phillips, Behrooz P. Vida, and Rudy Cerrone

11:20 am


Break (to move back to Plenary)

11:30 am


Plenary Session – Good Faith In The Filing Of Involuntary Bankruptcy Cases

  • Moderator: Judge Mark X. Mullin
  • Panelists: Doug Noble and Rakhee Patel

12:30 pm


Concluding Remarks & Adjournment

CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 9 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174068080. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, CAILAW will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: CA, LA, MN, NM, OH, OK, PA, TX and VA. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. CAILAW conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Testimonials

I wish the NCBJ was as good as this conference! The real world discussions with colleagues and judges are so valuable.

Well run, well done

Always a great conference

-- 2018 Registrants

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